Elegant new look for traditional luxury hotel
“Champagne air and tradition”: this is what the spa, conference and casino city of Bad Homburg stands for. Situated in Hochtaunus and in the direct vicinity of Frankfurt, the metropolitan centre on the Main River, the city attracts sophisticated and well-off residents, spa guests and conference delegates. In the centre of the city, a stately Wilhelminian-style building accommodates the Steigenberger ***** luxury hotel, one of the most important locations in the area.
Since the beginning of July, the Steigenberger *****luxury hotel in Bad Homburg has been completely refurbishing its 148 rooms and 21 suites, including bathrooms and corridors. After a 3-month design period, Brumann Innenraumkonzepte received the refurbishment contract and became the general contractor.
The rooms make a lasting impression on guests through their stylish atmosphere which is characterised by straight-forward elegance. Warm shades of cream and classy oak veneer stained in two different colours form the background on which textures and ornaments provide low-key but effective accents. The ceiling-high reproduction of a historical engraving, presented on black and white wallpaper, is an unimposing aspect of the generously sized rooms. At the same time, it builds a bridge to the historical building structure, which remains present in the corridors by means of gold-coloured fittings and wall lights and is further emphasised through large-scale oil paintings and the sophisticated medallion pattern floor covering.
State-of-the-art convenience, however, is the dominant feature of the hotel’s bathrooms: level-access showers are partitioned by large-scale transparent glass panes, so that here too a generous sense of space is achieved. Hidden lighting strips create a lively interplay of light and shadows on the textured surfaces of the cream-coloured tiles, while polished grey granite and dark wall tiles accentuate the washbasins.
Refurbishing is taking place floor by floor so that the majority of the rooms in the hotel can continue to be used. The entire construction period is estimated at 6 months; in January 2016, the rooms and suites are to be handed over in their new lustre.